MDC Alliance member of the House of Assembly for Harare West, Joana Mamombe, has been arrested. Mamombe (25) had been on the police wanted since mid-January, with police saying she was suspected of inciting protesters who went on to loot private businesses and destroy property worth millions of dollars.
Detectives swooped on the youngest member of the current session of Parliament on Saturday morning as she was attending a Parliamentary workshop in Nyanga.
“Police have arrested Hon Joana Mamombe whilst she was attending a Parliamentary workshop in Nyanga. The speaker of Parliament is also attending the same workshop,” said Chalton Hwende, the MDC deputy treasurer-general, in a statement.
In a statement, the MDC say they are worried by the “continued harassment” of their officials.
Alert: Hon Joanna Mamombe has been arrested while attending parliament business today in Nyanga. The MDC is concerned with the continued harrassmment of Members of Parliament by the military State.@nelsonchamisa @JMafume
— MDC Zimbabwe (@mdczimbabwe) March 2, 2019
“The MDC is concerned with the continued harassment of Members of Parliament by the military State,” said the MDC Alliance, announcing the arrest.
Finer details of the arrest to follow.